An interesting and quite timely (for us) post by one of my yoga students, Anna Clark.
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Who's Catching Your Baby?
Anna Clark on July 22, 2008 - 8:00am
While another profession might have the popular reputation of being the world's oldest, you can make a strong case that midwifery is a more realistic contender for that title. The tradition of caring for pregnant women and delivering babies in homes or community spaces is ancient the world over. And it's present today, in the providers who practice within an American medical culture in which 99% of births take place in hospitals, presided by OB/GYNs.